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I want to be the best I can, says Iheanacho

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Kelechi Iheanacho working on his finishing before Manchestervc City met Arsenal at the Etihad…yesterday. PHOTO: Manchester City FC

Kelechi Iheanacho working on his finishing before Manchestervc City met Arsenal at the Etihad…yesterday. PHOTO: Manchester City FC

Manchester City starlet, Kelechi Iheanacho insists his best is yet come after impressive debut season. The FIFA U-17 World Cup winner has scored 13 goals in 33 club appearances this season, prompting pundits to rate him as one of the revelations of the 2015/2016 season. But he believes he can only go from strength-to-strength at Manchester City after forcing his way into the first-team squad.

The 19-year-old took his tally to 13 goals with a double in the 4-2 defeat at Southampton on May 1 – a number that is only bettered by Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.

While the Nigeria international is happy at his progression, he feels he will only improve.

“My record isn’t bad, this season has been great for me and for the team as well,’ he told Sky Sports News HQ. “I have been getting goals in the team and helping them.

“It is not bad this season but I have got to keep working hard. This is not going to be the best season ever, I am just starting and there will be more good to come… I will just keep working hard and working on everything in training and in games and I’ll get there,” he said.

Iheanacho confessed that he did not expect to be a strong contender for starting spots in the Manchester City team so soon, adding, “I was hoping to play a first-team game and be among them one day. I had ideas about that so I was hoping I would join them some day. It was a surprise for me when they said I was part of the team so I was happy and I am pleased to join them.”

Now that he has become a part of the first team, Iheanacho feels the avenue to develop into a quality player has been opened to him.

“Now I am convinced I am part of the squad but it will not get into my head. I will just keep working hard and keep believing in myself. I will help the team anyway I can this season,” he added.

• Culled from www.dailymail.co.uk


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